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J. R. Tomlin
10-06-2007, 02:32 AM
Many of the science geeks who hang about the place may be acquainted with this award. If you aren't I suggest looking it up. Scientists who discovered that Viagra helps hamsters overcome jet lag and a Japanese researcher who extracted vanilla flavoring from cow dung won top honors Thursday at the 17th annual Award ceremony.

However I can't help but think that this years winners didn't compare to some of the past winners. Past winners who showed up included the creator of the pink plastic flamingo, the inventor of a hiding alarm clock and a researcher who reported the first known case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck. :Jaw:

I honestly had forgotten the mallard (although, I question my sanity since I'm not sure how someone can forget that.)

Edit: Sorry I'm sure this isn't up to the usual SF serious scientific discussion, but I couldn't resist. :D